Everything that’s wrong with e book statistics

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Presentation held at EAHIL 2012 in Brussels on problems with analyzing and comparing ebook usage statistics.

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  • 1. Everything thats wrong withe-book statisticsA COMPARISON OF FOUR MEDICALE-BOOK PACKAGES KARIN BYSTRM UPPSALA UNIVERSITY LIBRARYUPPSALA, SWEDEN@karinbystrom

2. Usage statisticsStatistics is like LEGO 3. Usage statisticsStatistics is like LEGO 4. Use of e-book statistics Why? Renewals and comparing packages Establish value for money What? Downloads per year /package Downloads per title Cost per download How Collecting Analyzing Comparing 5. Why doesnt it work? No definition of a download Title Chapter Page Table Video Etc. 6. COUNTER code of practiceStandard for e-book statistics Book report 1: title level Book report 2: section level The first level of subdivision of a book or reference work. Ex. chapter or encyclopedia entry 7. Uppsala university usage statistics 8. Books@Ovid Counter compliant Book report 1 Title level A download is how many full-text views are logged for each [ ] book that your institution subscribes to. 9. Thieme Counter compliant Book report 2 Page level A download is For the Thieme E-Book Library a section comes down to a single page. 10. Medicines Complete Counter compliant Book report 2 Title level A download is When we refer to section we are referring to title level. 11. AccessMedicine Not Counter compliant A download is chapters and sections of subscribed resources, as well as updates, Grand Round lectures and Self- assessment. 12. Uppsala university usage statistics 13. Downloads per title Impossible to compare title, page and web content No comparable downloads per title 3505040 12 14. Cost per download Impossible to compare title, page and web content No comparable cost per downloadEURO 18901062055405460 15. I need a break!!Help is on the way 16. COUNTER Code of Practice for e-resources Release 4, April 2012 Still two Book Reports, still no standard definition ofsection Clarification of section in Book report 2 The Section Type (Chapter, encyclopaedia entry, etc.) used inthis report must be indicated in the report itself Vendors have until December 2013 to comply 17. Libraries and statistics Raise awareness among librarians Explain our needs and demands to vendors New metrics for evaluation? 18. What do we want to build? Thank you!